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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Review: Harming The Art: Ai Weiwei’s Wicked Sense of Humor

By Victor Maldonado Patterns of habit, culture and tradition, are difficult to break. When a habit becomes an addiction it seems impossible to imagine another way of being. The addiction becomes so strong that the addict imagines only catastrophic alternatives to the status quo. Depending on how long those habits have been kept, breaking them […]

Review: Laura Hughes The Span of an Instant at Appendix Project Space

I have thought and felt many things in the course of experiencing a work of art, but Thursday night was a first. My experience, a momentary epiphany, really, was so startling that when I left I fell down a rabbit hole considering the relationship between perception and existence. Hello, Mr. Husserl. What happened is this: […]

Last Thursday: Appendix + Little Field + False Front

Midori Hirose Little Field North alleyway between NE 28th and 29th Avenues off of Alberta Street 6-9 PM Hirose’s new work stems from her interest in combining “geometric and loose facets” resulting from “an investigation into the dichotomy of the Apollonian and Dionysian idea culled from reading The Birth of Tragedy. She has a predilection […]

Review: Dominion

Ajna Lichau’s video installation “Dominion,” which just closed on Saturday at the Tribute gallery (625 NW Everett #102), explored the representation of control and resignation without being polemical. The video, composed of a single shot, was mostly filled with dense foliage. The only action in the frame was the face and shoulders of the artist and […]

Early Bird TBA: Anissa Mack at the lumber room

Though the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival doesn’t officially kick off for another couple of weeks, programming begins today at 3 PM with a conversation between TBA:10 artist Anissa Mack and Sarah Miller Meigs and Kristan Kennedy about Mack’s residency, My Heart Wants More, at Miller Miegs’ lumber room, and the […]